Weekend Wrap-Up #172 – New Feature Launch

Posted 28 January, 2017 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 69 Comments

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookviews and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer.

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STS #172

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week:

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Thank you so much, Carina Press! (Once more, my e-mail runeth over 🙂 )

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These were on sale, so I had to one-click them 😀

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Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is our hostess with the mostest for the weekly Sunday Post where I’m wrapping things up. It is the perfect opportunity to share what happened here on my own blog, as well as some of the happenings elsewhere in the Blogosphere.

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I’ve had another very busy week, and I’m already starting to look forward to our winter break which starts in two weeks… Yesterday (Friday) was Freddy’s first birthday, and so he got some goodies for his meals, and he had a great day, I think.

My youngest son was away all week for camp with his school, they were in Zermatt (Swiss Alps, where the Matterhorn is) skiing, and he had such a great time. The weather was gorgeous, and since he was in the group with the best skiers, he was able to ski on all the slopes, even the one that’s the highest up.

And I launched my new feature Safe & Sexy, where I share a bookish quote where the characters make sure they have a condom when they have sex 😉

This Week’s Freddy in Action:

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Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @ Because Reading is Better than Real Life have launched a new challenge where readers should read all the books by one author! Sounds good? you can check it out on each of their blogs.

Brandee @ Bookworm Brandee has a Dilemma

Did you get some good books last week? What have you been up to this past week? Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, and that next week will be filled with awesome!

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

About Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Lexxie is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature. She’s an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

69 responses to “Weekend Wrap-Up #172 – New Feature Launch

  1. Happy birthday Freddy!! And ooh skiing in the Alps… that just seems like that would be the best place to ski if you ask me lol. Glad you had a nice week!

    Yay for the new feature! Safe is good. 🙂

  2. I can’t believe that Freddy is already having a birthday! You picked up quite a few romances this week. I will be looking forward to your reviews. I also grabbed the Charley Davidson books when they went on sale. It sounds like your son had a great time at camp. Enjoy your week!

  3. Happy birthday Freddy! I’m loving the birthday photos! I’d so love to see the Swiss Alps as I love mountains and The Matterhorn is beautiful from the photos I’ve seen. I’ve never actually been on mainland Europe and I think my travelling days are over sadly! Hope you all have a great week!

    • Thank you, Chuckles 🙂 He had a great day yesterday, and today, too 🙂 He’s the best dog ever!

      The Matterhorn is beautiful, and the pictures my son took were great, because he got some from quite high up, and others from the village and the sky was so very blue.

      Too bad your travelling days are over! I’d show you around in Geneva, and get you on the right train to go see the Matterhorn for yourself 🙂

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! FREDDY!!! Give him birthday hugs for me! I am sure he had an amazing day!
    Swiss Alps…WOW, I can’t ski but you love to go see that. It sounds so amazing.
    Awesome book grabbing, those are some NICE covers 🙂
    Thanks for sharing the challenge!! <3

    Have a great week, Lexxie! Miss you lots! ox

  5. OOh nice new reads! Lots of new to me ones! Except for the Charley books! I am so behind in that series and really need to get caught up soon! And wow!! Freddy’s 1 already?! Time sure does fly!

    Hope you have a great week ahead!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  6. Glad you are keeping busy enough at work to look forward to your holiday. 🙂 Cool that your son could have fun skiing.

    Oh, very nice book haul. I saw that Charley Davidson series sale, too.

    Freddie looks like he’s posing in the first one.

  7. Oooh Heat Wave by Karina Halle. I’m super curious about that book! Happy birthday, Freddy! And that second picture of him is so cute. Totally reminds me how my dog sleeps when she’s really relaxed. ^_^

  8. OMG! Your Safe & Sexy feature is so interesting! I don’t think I’ve come across a romance novel in which the pair didn’t use a condom (with the exception being in cases in which they were intentionally trying to get pregnant, or the woman was on birth control and there was consent as to not to use a condom). But I know I read sexy but possibly tamer romance novels, so I know there are plenty out there with couples that don’t use condoms (and never address that). Wrap it before you tap it!

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books, Lexxie! Especially the Carina Press ones – love that publisher. <3

    Have a fabulous week. =)

    Check out my STS post!

    • I’ve actually come across romance novels where the couple ‘forgot’ about the condom in the heat of the moment… and I just have trouble understanding how that’s even possible! At least if it’s the first time they meet and just get to it, you know?
      I think having the condom included in the scene, and making it sexy is awesome, though – it brings a realistic light to it all.
      I love Carina Press, too – and I thank my lucky stars that they have my e-mail address and keep using it 😀

  9. I hope the next couple of weeks pass quickly so you can have a break Lexxie.

    Happy belated birthday to Freddy! Perhaps you could give him an extra pat for me!

    And so many ARCs!!!

  10. I just got an audible by Eve Langlais. It’s Becoming Dragon and looking forward to it. Happy Birthday to Freddy. I always smile when I see him! Safe & Sexy sounds too fun. Going to check it out now!

  11. One year already? Wow!! Happy Birthday Freddy!
    Looks like you’ve got some great new reads again. Awesome!
    Zermatt? Ow wow.. It’s so pretty there! And how lucky that the weather was so good. I follow the instagram account of Zermatt and saw some great pic’s.
    Have a great week Lexxie!

  12. Sounds like a great week! And you got some lovely new additions to your shelves. Hope you’ll enjoy them all! 🙂

    I’ve actually never been to Zermatt :0 I should probably start travelling in my own country a little more 😛 We used to go to Grimentz in the Valais to Ski (because I’m actually from Sierre), but it’s been a long time since I’ve stood on the slopes.. :/

    Wish you a lovely week! 🙂

    Yasmine @ Swissbookworm
    My Stacking the Shelves

    • Thanks, Yasmine, I hope so, too!
      Isn’t it funny how we travel less in our our country than abroad? I have been to quite a few places in Switzerland, because when I first got here, I was only supposed to stay for a year. I haven’t seen all that much of Norway, though *sighs* one day I’ll remedy that.
      Have a lovely week yourself!

  13. I’m glad to hear your son had wonderful time on his trip and that he’s so good at skiing.
    Ohh, Freddie is a birthday boy then! He’s so cute!
    I hope you’ll enjoy all the arcs you received! 🙂

  14. Oh yes – what a wonderful opportunity to be able to get away and ski in the Alps for a school trip:). Freddy looks suitably delighted he’s celebrating his first (or is it 7th?) birthday. I very much approve of your latest Safe and Sexy launch. Authors need to be nudged that their protagonists should consider these things! Have a great week, Lexxie:).

  15. Happy birthday Freddy! Congrats on your new feature! Sounds awesome! I love bloggers who find something they are passionate about promoting. Best of luck!

  16. I’m actually jealous of the skiing! I’m originally from Switzerland and moved to the UK a few years ago and miss the mountains! Also: gorgeous dogs!

  17. Happy Birthday Freddy! Glad to hear your son had a great time skiing. We’ve had almost no snow here in Ohio. We do have a “hill” we can ski on, but the snow is entirely manmade at this point. We usually have at least some natural snow, but not much the past few years.

  18. How cool is it that your son goes to camp and it’s skiing in the Alps! Lol. We don’t have such things around here. 🙂 And you got some audio ARCs this week too. That’s awesome.

  19. Yay for the upcoming vaca! I know you must be excited, you are so busy and really deserve a break! Freddy gets cuter every time I see him. My Yorkshire Terrier, Buster, sleeps like that all the time, it is hilarious. I hope you enjoy all your new books and have a great week!

  20. Darling, you procured very many fine looking books last week. I’m a bit green – especially over those Darynda Jones books. 😉 I can’t believe Freddy is already ONE! It doesn’t seem that long ago when you told me you were going to be getting a puppy. Time flies, doesn’t it? I’m sure he had a grand day of celebrating. And I’m so happy #3 had a great time skiing.
    I hope your weekend was lovely!! Love & {{{HUGS}}}

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